Robert de Visee: c1655 – 1732/33

By | October 5, 2020


Robert de Visee was born around 1655. He played a variety of instruments and is known more for his performing than his composing. It is thought his greatest talent was displayed whilst playing the guitar. Although not a great deal is known about his life he did play in the music court of King Louis XIV and Louis XV.

Career and Works

  • Around 1680 he became chamber musician and played for King Louis XIV
  • In 1682 Visee’s first book of guitar works was published and the second in 1686
  • In 1709 he gained the post as a singer in the royal chamber
  • 1719 he became Guitar Master of the King’ (Maître de Guitare du Roi) to Louis XV.

Further Reading & Musical Downloads

At we have a few arrangements for you of compositions by Robert de Visee. For further information take a look at Wikipedia and All Music.

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